15 Top Future Of Work Speakers For 2021 Conferences & Events
Without a vision of the future, business leaders may be outperformed by their more adaptive, innovative competitors.
Future of work speakers are hired to prepare corporate teams for upcoming disruption, by supplying a how-to guide for creativity and digital transformation. Armed with such knowledge, business leaders can continue competing in their industry, using the opportunities the future brings to drive corporate development.
What is the future of work?
The future of work is predicted to follow two key trends: the adoption of artificial intelligence and the expansion of the workforce. Many future of work experts believe flexible, freelance job roles will overtake permanent positions, and advancing technologies will replace traditional professions.
To help you prepare, top future of work speakers are on hand to guide you through industry transformations. Discover our pick of speakers below:
Founder of Next Big Thing
Wiliam Higham is a highly respected global futurist with a career working for the likes of The Rolling Stones and Walt Disney. He is regularly booked to predict the future of work at corporate conferences, arming business leaders with insight into how their industry may transform.
William’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Preparing for a Post-Covid Future
Reaching the Post-Pandemic Consumer
Gen Y, Gen Z and Gen Alpha
HR Director for the London 2012 Olympic Games
Jean Tomlin played a pinnacle role in the London 2012 Olympics, coordinating the event as their HR Director. She was responsible for 200,000 people including 70,000 Game Makers, an experience that today makes her an authority on hiring talent. As the future of work evolves, she teaches businesses the secret to leading the next generation.
Jean’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Future of HR
Leading Future Generations
Asda’s Director of People, IT & Loss Prevention
With over three decades of professional experience in change management, David Smith is a popular addition to future of work events. He was the former Director of People, IT and Loss Prevention at Asda, during which they were named the #1 Best Place to Work by the Sunday Times. At events, David teaches corporate audiences how to lead through periods of change.
David’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Leadership for Effective Change
7 Principles for High-Performance Culture
World-Class Customer Service
Former BBC HR Director
While Lucy Adams was the HR Director at the BBC, the organisation faced great challenges. She did not just endure the turbulent period; Lucy saved the BBC £25 million a year by reducing management by over 30%. The future of work will transform your industry beyond recognition, so hire Lucy Adams to empower resilience in your team.
Lucy’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Future Workplace for HR
Delivering Real Change
Former Google UK Managing Director
If there is a single trend all future of work experts would put money on, it is digital disruption. Dan Cobley is a leading FinTech speaker, whose experience as Google’s Managing Director makes him well equipped to predict the future of finance. Dan is an impactful addition to futurism conferences on finance and business.
Dan’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Learning How to Fail
Disruption in Financial Service
The Digital Imperative
Former CEO of The Body Shop
As the CEO of The Body Shop, Jeremy Schwartz pioneered their Enrich Not Exploit campaign, which pledged to “enrich products, people and the planet”. Currently, a third of consumers expect businesses to share their ethical values, indicating the importance of corporate social responsibility. Jeremy’s speeches reveal the sustainability expectations of future consumers.
Author of ‘Love It Or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work'
In the future, workplace wellbeing will be essential for innovation, creativity and employee development. Samantha Clarke, the author of ‘How to Be Happy at Work’, is booked to harness the power of happiness, by teaching corporate audiences essential stress management skills. As the world of work transforms, such knowledge allows audiences to adapt to change.
Samantha’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Resilience & Navigating Change
Happiness at Work
Company Culture Development
Founder of LiquidThinker
From the rugby pitch to the business boardroom, Damian Hughes’ knowledge of performance psychology can be translated to audiences of all sectors. His knowledge of organisational psychology and HR equip corporate clients with tips for high-performance teams, preparing them for the future of work.
Damian’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Future of HR
‘How to Change Absolutely Anything’
Former Director of Services at Virgin Atlantic
Linda Moir has worked alongside the likes of Richard Branson, transforming Virgin Atlantic’s quality of customer service as their Director of Services. She also worked on the 2012 London Olympics as their Head of Customer Experience. Such experiences make Linda an authority on client engagement; at events, she tailors her guidance to different generations, serving the consumer of the future.
Linda’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Optimal Employee Management
Transforming Customer Experience
Covid-19 & Consumer Habits
Dr Paul Redmond
Director of Student Life at The University of Manchester
The future of work is defined by the next generation: Gen Y, Gen Z and Gen Alpha. Graduate employment market expert, Dr Paul Redmond, is booked to share his valuable insight on this topic. He was a Director at the University of Liverpool and Manchester, a testament to Dr Paul’s understanding of Generation Z – the next wave of employees and consumers.
Dr Paul’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Post-Pandemic Future of the Workplace
Engaging Different Generations
New Ways of Wellbeing at Work
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
A bestselling author, Daniel Pink has generated global respect for his business expertise. He has been booked for keynote engagements by Dell, Microsoft, Sky and Google, and is regularly called upon to predict future of work trends at corporate conferences. Daniel was named the 6th Most Influential Management Thinker, reflecting his reputation for business leadership.
Daniel’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Make Time Work for You
Secrets of Workplace Motivation
New Rules of Selling & Influence
World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Wonder Woman and Superman, what do heroes like these have in common? They power pose. Amy Cuddy believes that ‘power posing’ is key for building confidence, an important skill for workplaces of the future. The psychologist can supply empowering tips for building an assertive, resilient and self-certain workforce.
Amy’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Progression of Stereotypes
Managing Director of StairSteady
Young Engineer for Britain, Ruth Amos, is the mastermind behind the StairSteady, a revolutionary feat of engineering. At events, she teaches corporate audiences the role innovation will play in the future of work, and how they can nurture creativity in their employees. To stay ahead of the curve, hire an entrepreneur like Ruth.
Ruth’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Launching a Product
Founder of What’s Next
Highly respected futurist, Richard Watson, was described as “brilliant” by the London Business School. The author and speaker offers data-driven predictions for the future of work, transporting corporate audiences decades into the future. Richard prepares business leaders for industry disruption, whether from digital, generational or social changes.
Richard’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
‘5 Trends for the Next 50 Years’
The Digital Age
Digital VS Human
Tesla’s Former Director of Learning & Development
One of the leading names in the world of futurism is Tesla. Beth Davies was the former Director of Learning & Development at the innovative business, a role in which she ensured sustainable, yet rapid, corporate growth. At corporate conferences, Beth prepares your business for future expansion through employee development training.
Beth’s ‘Future of Work’ Speaking Topics:
Future of HR
Innovation in the Workplace
Securing Loyal Consumers
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